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.s. is prepared, in her words, to take action if the syrian regime, the syrian government of bashar al assad were to use chemical weapons or even move around chemical weapons stockpiles, many of which are near the jordanian border. >> a lot of which is near the jordanian border. we have been aware of this for a while. we're working very, very diligently to monitor that. this is a game changer. >> as far as jordan is concerned -- >> as far as the world is concerned. >> you saw that story in "the atlantic" magazine, they posted it on their website, that israel has asked jordan for permission to go in there and attack those chemical weapons sites in syria. >> i saw the report. i'm not aware of these contacts. but this affects all the countries of the region. it will be a game changer in the sense that the world will not stand still and watch these chemical and by logical weapons being used or the threat of them being used. it is going to be a game changer. so far, the lack of unanimity on how to deal with the political side of the situation in syria will certainly change if the syrian regime were to
to take on the assad regime air power. we went to the scene where the fighter jet was down earlier. we saw the burnt wreckage standing quite a distance, being picked through by villagers, young and old alike, enjoying the fact that they were finally able to see something that caused them so many nightmares because of the jets pounding, the helicopters pounding the very villages, towns and cities, nonstop, now becoming trophies of war that they were proudly showing off. we saw children on the back of a tractor, taking off on a sizeable lump of metal. we saw one man who said he was an eyewitness to everything. he said the crash happened in the middle of an olive grove. he said the two pilots ejected. he said they found one pilot unconscious with a head injury and are actually looking for the second pilot right now. >> you also, arwa, went to a former syrian air force base, headquarters, if you will, that was seized by the rebels. the weapons confiscated. what did the officers tell you there? >> reporter: well, it was actually because of this they were able to bring down the jet and two other
comes amidst u.s. concerns that the assad repeople may be cooking up recipes, mixing materials for chemicals. that possible preparation is taking place at more than one chemical plant in syria, officials say. u.s. intelligence shows nothing has been moved out of the facilities, however. and officials say there is no indication syria is on the verge of using chemical we papoweapon. in turkey monday, russian president putin called the deploy ment of the patriot missiles unnecessary. but tuesday, the russian foreign minister said any use of chemical weapons has grave implications. while down playing reports about syria. >> translator: we can call them rumors, but the syrian authorities are moving a stockpile of chemical weapons or that they want to use them. as soon as we hear such messages, we prepare. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton spent the day meeting with her fellow ministers as they approved a plan to provide turkey with the missiles. nato says the number of missiles and their precise location along the border still needs to be worked out. it could be weeks
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